Streaming Royalty Payments Leap for Indie Labels; Can Programmatic Be SoundCloud’s Next Big Revenue Driver?

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Streaming Royalty Payments Leap for Indie Labels — www.billboard.com 
 Merlin, the global digital rights agency for the independent label sector, recently announced that royalty payments to its 700-plus members for audio streaming hit $353 million for the 12 months ending March 2017 — a 52 percent jump over the previous year.

Can Programmatic Be SoundCloud’s Next Big Revenue Driver? — adexchanger.com

SoundCloud launched a subscription service, SoundCloud Go, in March to compete more directly with services like Spotify and Pandora, but hasn’t reported metrics around its user growth. “This has been a year for a wave of ad product launches,” said Megan Hartman, programmatic lead at SoundCloud.

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How Royalty Exchange Has Transformed the World of Music Publishing — djbooth.net 
 We spoke wth Royalty Exchange about how they’ve completely changed with world of buying and selling publishing.

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Pandora picks Sling TV boss Roger Lynch as new CEO — www.mercurynews.com

Pandora Media on Monday named Roger Lynch as the new chief executive at the internet radio company. Pandora selected its new boss almost two months after company co-founder Tim Westergren stepped down from the job.

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Four of the biggest opportunities for the future of music consumption — www.musicxtechxfuture.com 
 A reflection on key trends in music, tech, and user interfaces. Soundcloud is saved, for now. On top of whatever strategic decisions they make to be able to

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Amper Music: ‘In the year 2117, AI-generated music will be old hat’ — musically.com 
 Drew Silverstein, CEO of Amper Music, is explaining to Music Ally the backstory of his company, which makes a system to generate music from an AI.

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Audio Effects: The Beginner’s Guide to Shaping Your Sound — blog.landr.com 
 Audio effects are a must for professional music production. This audio effects guide will give you everything you need to know. From Delay, to EQ let’s go!

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VOISE, a solution to the music industry — medium.com

Nowadays making a living as an artist is extremely difficult, you either distribute your content yourself, which makes it very difficult to have a big audience or you upload your content to a platform…

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48% of the Entire Swedish and Norwegian Population Pays for Streaming — www.digitalmusicnews.com 
 Most people in Nordic countries preferred listening to their favorite music through Spotify Premium. But did you know most people still love YouTube?

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Musiconomi 101 — medium.com 
 No, we are not building yet another streaming platform for the 1% of the music hits. Musiconomi is going to connect you to new voices and sounds you’re going to fall in love with — and make it easy…

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